My initial thoughts were "oh yeah, I totally get this, but just like she feels about Katai, really I am so very happy with Midge that I could never replace her no matter how wonderful another horse sounds."
Then yesterday's ride happened. And I started to reconsider ;)
For the millionth time, B decided forward was optional. I'm just so done with that discussion. So, I did the ask nicely, Tell Firmly, MOVE YOURSELF NOW OR DIE!!! thing repeatedly. It's frustrating to me that each time this happens, B always needs it to escalate to stage 3 before (with snarly grouchy mare face, naturally) she really moves. I hate beating on her, and I think she knows it.
I've broken her response down into a 5 stage loop for you:
Stage 1 -Leg. "Can't hear you."
5. Stage 5 - Remind with leg."Can't hear you"
Thank goodness she's adorable when she's sleeping...or I'd be shopping ;)